Vodacom: Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 55 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo,Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customers in over 40 African countries such as Nigeria, Zambia, Angola, Kenya, Ghana,Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon. It was owned on a 50:50 basis by the South African telecommunications group Telkom and the British mobile phone operator Vodafone. On 6 November 2008 Vodafone announced that it had agreed to increase its stake to 65%, and Telkom said that it would spin off its remaining holding by listing it on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. On April 1, 2011, Vodacom officially unveiled its new change in branding from blue to red, using the same style as its parent company, Vodafone. GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE,WiMAX.
MTN: MTN Group, formerly M-Cell, is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg As of 30 September 2015, MTN recorded over 300 million subscribers across its operations.The company sponsored the CAF Champions League football competition as well as APOEL FC, winners of the Cypriot First Division in 2009, 2011, 2013,2014 and participants in the 2009–10 and 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.On 18 March 2010, it was announced that MTN signed a sponsorship deal with English football club Manchester United F.C. GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE),900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+,1800 MHz LTE.
Cell C: Founded in November 2001, Cell C is owned by 3C Telecommunications, which is 60% owned by Oger Telecom South Africa, a division of Saudi Oger; 25% owned in an unencumbered holding by CellSAf, (a Broad-Based Black Economic Empower mententity representing over 30 black empowerment companies and trusts), and 15% by Lanun Securities SA (Lanun is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Oger Ltd).In 2011, Cell C enlisted South African comedian, Trevor Noah, as their spokesperson, in a marketing campaign where he was given the title as their “CEO” (Chief Excellence Officer). The current Chief Executive Officer is Jose Dos Santos. Cell C has recently shaken up the South African market by introducing a flat call-rate of 99c / min, to any network, and the lowest data rate, as well: 0.15c/MB. Their market strategy appears to be “more subscribers, paying less,” which is a significant challenge to the high-margin stance of the other network operators.GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)900/2100 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+.
Telkom: Telkom SA SOC Ltd. is a wireline and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa, and operating in more than 38 countries across the African continent. Telkom is a semi-privatised, 39% state-owned company. GSM-1800 (GPRS)850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+.